San Antonio Spurs' Roster Full of Depth After 2014 NBA Draft
After winning the 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs' roster will look nearly the same as the team that won this year's NBA Championship. The Spurs have a chance to lose free agents Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Matt Bonner, but San Antonio has the cap-space to give formidable offers to all three. Even if all three cannot be retained, San Antonio still possesses a roster full of depth at every position.
1. Tony Parker
2. Cory Joseph
At point guard, Tony Parker will once again lead the Spurs, and Cory Joseph will back him up unless Patty Mills is re-signed. It has yet to be seen if Joseph has the ability to be a respectful backup to Parker, so San Antonio will surely look to add another ball handler if Mills does not return.
1. Danny Green
2. Manu Ginobili
3. Marco Belinelli
The Spurs possess a lot of depth at the shooting guard position. Green, Ginobili and Belinelli are capable of getting hot from behind the arc, and both bench options provide the Spurs with extra playmaking ability. The Spurs' 2014 NBA Championship team displayed elite shooting capability, and that ability starts with this position for San Antonio.
1. Kawhi Leonard
2. Kyle Anderson
3. Austin Daye
After drafting Kyle Anderson with the 30th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Spurs found a capable backup to NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Anderson fits the Spurs' system, and could play immediately for San Antonio. San Antonio also possesses a team option on Austin Daye, who could gain minutes in Matt Bonner's absence.
1. Tim Duncan
2. Aron Baynes
The Spurs' power forward position looks a little slim, so Boris Diaw's return is certainly a necessity. Tim Duncan's minutes will most likely be limited even more than last year's regular season, so it would be smart for the Spurs to look for another cheap power forward option in free agency. The Spurs may also add depth by looking at several big men who have been stashed overseas in recent years.
1. Tiago Splitter
2. Jeff Ayres
The way the Spurs play, the center position is not necessarily vital from night to night. Instead, Gregg Popovich has shown the ability to go small by limiting Splitter's minutes, which tends to make the Spurs' offense almost impossible to defend. Still, Splitter is a formidable option to start at the center position against a capable center on opposing teams.
Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for
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